If you want to make a good lawn even better, here are five easy ways to encourage your lawn to grow lush and full without a ton of fuss.
Considering an above-ground swimming pool? Before you dive in, make sure you have a good grasp of the costs involved by reading our Smart Tip on the costs of installing an above-ground pool in Canada.
Deck staining protects your deck from rain, snow and warping from excess moisture, and it also accents the natural beauty of your backyard. Here are a few things to consider when buying wood stain for your deck.
Every house has its nooks and crannies – areas prone to gathering dust, grime and germs. Here are five places you should clean (but probably don't) to turn your property into the home it deserves to be.
Cats are cute, cuddly and affectionate but that awful litter box smell? It's something else. Once the odour of soiled kitty litter penetrates the bottom of a litter box, it's practically impossible to remove completely. To help keep your kitty's litt
Here’s a quick guide to finding out if you need to shovel snow off your roof or can relax by the fire.
In need of a plumber but not sure how to find the best one for the job? A great way is to check out the ratings and reviews on YP.ca, but you can also call a few plumbers in your area and compare their answers to these key questions.
Your fridge smells so bad that every time you open it, waves of foul air welcome you. The good news? Depending on the source you can probably easily deal with it yourself. The bad news? To get rid of the stench, you'll have to get intimate with the i
Your gardening toolkit need not be extensive, but it should contain a few basic items for working the soil and for moving materials from one location to another. Here is a rundown of the essentials that should be in your shed.
Although germs are everywhere, they can still "hide" in the most obvious places – the ones you may not consider cleaning. So where exactly are these germs lurking? How can you get rid of them? Here are some simple tips for cleaning the dirtiest spots
When it comes to shovelling snow, poor form can cost you your time and health. But with the right techniques, you can help protect your back from potential injury. Here are 6 tips you should know before digging in.
Some snow removal contractors are better than others. The trick is to find one you can trust. Here are seven tips to keep in mind when choosing one you can count on when the snow starts to fall.
To help prevent any unpleasant and possibly dangerous surprises (usually around 2 a.m.), here are 10 important tasks to get your home winter-ready before the first snow falls.
Water freezing in your home’s pipes can be both costly and messy, especially when it occurs unexpectedly. The best advice? Be ready for cold weather before it happens. Here's some advice to help you avoid frozen pipes during winter's nastiest weather
Few things are more Canadian than shovelling snow in winter. When done properly, it's a relatively safe activity. However, shovelling can potentially be dangerous. Here are 10 tips for clearing snow safely and that won’t leave you out in the cold thi
Time to upgrade to a new washing machine? When you’re calculating the costs, don’t forget to consider the cost of installing your washing machine. In most cases this will be a relatively simple job with a minimal cost, but if you decide to relocate y
Everyone loves a good soak in a hot tub. So when yours isn’t working properly, or at all, you’ll want to quickly get it repaired. How much will it cost to repair a hot tub? A number of factors come into play, and this Smart Tip will guide you through
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